Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Issues Executive Order Maintaining Ban on Vaccine Mandates

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) issued an executive order on Wednesday to maintain a ban on vaccine mandates in the Lone Star State.

Abbott’s office said in a statement:

Governor Abbott today issued an Executive Order maintaining the current policy prohibiting the mandating of any COVID-19 vaccinations by any government entity in the State of Texas. Additionally, the Governor added to the Special Session agenda the issue of whether any state or local governmental entities in Texas can mandate that an individual receive a COVID-19 vaccine and, if so, what exemptions should apply to such mandate.

In a separate statement, Abbott said of the directive: “Vaccine requirements and exemptions have historically been determined by the legislature, and their involvement is particularly important to avoid a patchwork of vaccine mandates across Texas.” – READ MORE

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